I have a lot of hard miles on my body from before I realized I'm not 100% invulnerable. Now I just think I'm 75% invulnerable. -Mr. Anthony
Give me a spouse/life-partner who I don't want to punch in the throat when she talks. -Canio6
I dunno. Maybe I'm just high strung about it because the attitude in my own country is so different from the US gun climate. Maybe I just saw some really shitty store owners by sheer fluke. Maybe it was some sort of gender stereotypes resulting from me being female and therefore automatically assumed to be harmless or something. Maybe you have a different point of view from actually living in the states. Maybe some of my friends blow up their own stories. All I can do is report my own experiences tho and I'm really not impressed by how Americans handle guns. That's all I'm saying.
Last edited by Reindeer; 12-04-2013 at 02:53 PM.
In fairness, I don't think having a felony on your record automatically prevents you from buying a gun. I think the felony has to be violent, related to drug trafficking, or the term for which was more than one year in prison. Someone with more legal knowledge can chime in and correct me if I'm wrong here.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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The authors of the Bill of Rights wrote the word "arms". If that's an absolute, then why not allow flame-throwers or SAM's?
Of course it "flies". See Bradey Manning or Julian Assange or William Snowden. Of course it's not those horrible democratic mobs but the vaunted represenatives that are doing the persecuting.There is a democratic process here but we are a representative republic, not a "true" democracy in the way most people think of it. If a majority wanted to vote to censor or limit what people could talk or write about, or require people to testify against themselves, or outlaw a particular religion, etc., short of actually amending the constitution first, that wouldn't fly.
Last edited by Rojo; 12-04-2013 at 03:06 PM.
The problem is that we can't do the simplest deliberation without a sizeable chunk of the population shouting about 2nd amendment.
Granted, there are issues with that NICS, however one of the greatest issues is that our government often declines to investigate or prosecute those who commit perjury on that form. See Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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